If a recent Priority Management™ survey findings are correct we are going to have ask ourselves the difficult question, “What are we doing to the people who work with us and for us that is creating so much fear?”
You see, in this recent survey where the question was, “What do you fear most in your professional life?” 49% of respondents indicated that it was “fear of failing” and 26% were afraid of losing their jobs. That’s 75% of your workforce! Ouch.
This breaks my heart.
Why does it have to be that way?
Isn’t there a way for people to work where we can mitigate these two fears right out of the system?
I believe there is. It is called “3 Step Performance Enhancement™.” It is a simple process done every month for every employee where 3 things are talked about.
Number One – What they are doing well – the whole list, not just one or two things.
Number Two – What, if anything, isn’t up to par. Honest feedback with solid examples.*
Number Three- The employee is then given the opportunity to present their plan to fix whatever shows up inNumber Two. They are in charge of their success and know that their manager/supervisor is right there behind them.
The icing on the cake, if necessary…… an honest discussion about the state of the industry. In other words, what they can and cannot control so they have a fair heads up about what is on the horizon. Or if you want them to stay to the bitter end, make it worth their while and give them assurances of good, reputable, job search assistance**.
Join me in this crusade?
*(If you struggle with their behavior on the job, look into the book, “Office Peace,” to get people on the right track about how to interact with others.)
**Contact me if you don’t know where to go for this. Barbara@barbarabrannen.com